Stories for November 2007

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Wednesday, November 28

        

Tuesday, November 27



11/28 Letters to the Editor

*Great young people make an impression*Town square tree is looking a little sparse*Many help local food bank with its mission*Taters owners think of others on Thanksgiving

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Community Notebook

*Perrydale honors senior citizens with holiday lunch*Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 8 in Dallas*Soup dinner/auction set at Dallas High *Monmouth senior center activities*Scouts' tree sale under way now*4-H'ers offer gift wrapping, raffle*Dallas students study abroad*Photos with Santa due at Oakdale*Christmas play set for Dec. 8-9*Appleseeds offers workshop for kids* SUV and ATV collide, man is airflighted*Water fitness class is Jan. 12 at WOU*Vocal recital is free for public*Fellowship meets*Fair boards meet*Fairgrounds Calendar

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Downtown businesses serve up cheer

DALLAS - Hospitality was overflowing in Dallas on Thanksgiving. Three local business owners helped plan and serve two separate free turkey dinners to anyone who showed up.

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Central area seeks to improve walking/biking safety

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE - Independence and Central School District were recently awarded more than $12,000 by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to improve pedestrian safety and promote alternative transportation.

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MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

It's been a busy week in MI Town, and all of the Thanksgiving weekend activities have disappeared with the last of the leftovers. It's amazing how many good times we can pack into four days and still have energy to keep moving right along.

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Flu shots still needed, still available

POLK COUNTY - It's not too late to get a flu shot. In fact, National Influenza Vaccination Week is this week, through Dec. 3, and the peak time for contracting flu is still ahead.

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11/28 Connections

*Giesbrechts celebrate 60th*Swanns celebrate 25th*Van Den Bosh is 90*Polk County Births

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Dallas Police Report

Anne Maree Doak, 37, of Falls City on Thursday, Nov. 1 on SW Washington Street for driving while suspended and failing to carry a license. Her car was impounded.

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A lifetime of love

DALLAS - Verne and Ethel Hughes were introduced to each other by a mutual friend more than 73 years ago.

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The art of soft soaping

FALLS CITY - Three years ago Julie Cornelison had a high-paying and high-pressure job with T-Mobile. She was working 60-hour weeks and never saw her son, Luke.

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Butterfield announces run for D.A.

DALLAS - Stan Butterfield of Dallas has announced his candidacy for district attorney, vowing to bring a more aggressive approach to prosecution of crime in Polk County.

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Fighting the odds and winning

MONMOUTH - Dave Anderson expected the chemotherapy to have a stronger effect on him. It didn't make him lose his hair or nauseate him.

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Big tree lights up campus

MONMOUTH - Western Oregon University's 40th annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. this evening on Monmouth Avenue in the center of the campus.

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Wednesday, November 21

  

Golf

Ninth Annual Turkey Shoot results

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Tuesday, November 20



11/21 Editorial

Tough at last: Governor's license ID requirements shouldn't be watered down

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Dynamic duo ready to go

From Oct. 20 to Nov. 9, Southern California wildfires blazed across 500,000 acres and destroyed some 1,500 homes. Firefighters from throughout the nation traveled to the scene and were followed by relief workers.

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Community Notebook

*Planning commission seeks to fill seats*Pets, Santa to get together on 24th*Rickreall pageant reunion social set*Health care forum slated for Dallas*Art for Day Care is topic of class*Children's musical to play at church*Reps for Paul, others to speak*Dutch holiday celebration set*MVCA plans holiday auction fund raiser*

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11/21 Letters to the editor

*Let others know of vision problem*Caring people enrich our lives *Arboretum, park are neighbors*Post office sets special day, hours*Appreciates vision of M49 backers*Taken to task over decimal point*Thanks for support of grange dinner*Soccer kids happy to have support*Food bank asks, good folks deliver*Worry about drivers, not immigrants

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Concerns shared at meth forum

MONMOUTH -- Five of the foster children Nicole Lundy has taken into her home over the years have had their lives impacted by methamphetamine.

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Deputy crashes patrol car

POLK COUNTY -- On Wednesday, Nov. 14 at about 1 a.m. the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover car crash on Highway 18 near Fort Hill.

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The way of the roses

Polk County Master Gardeners were out in the rain and cold last Friday preparing the Gentle House roses for their winter nap.

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Apartments give city a headache

INDEPENDENCE -- City officials are considering putting a "general nuisance" designation on an apartment complex in north Independence with a history of criminal activity.

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MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Congratulations to the City of Independence for a recent Excellence in Rural Development Award from Rural Development Initiatives.

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Wednesday, November 14



WV Hospital gets satellite communicator

POLK COUNTY -- A recently acquired mobile satellite unit will help keep West Valley Hospital connected to the outside world should a disaster or some other incident ever knock out regional communication systems.

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Tuesday, November 13



New program empowers employers of caregivers

POLK COUNTY -- People hire in-home care providers for a variety of reasons. And it is not always easy to make the mental transition from patient to employer that is necessary to effectively manage a staff.

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Pedee News: Nola Womer

The Thanksgiving worship service at Pedee Evangelical Memorial Church will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 and followed by a "Stone Soup" dinner at 11:30 a.m.

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11/14 Letters to the Editor

*State, county must address major hazard*Flashing light needed at fatal intersection*Rickreall pageant director reaches out*Local man slowly battles his injuries*Dallas FFA group was busy on trip*WOU students make difference for neighbor*Support group helps military families*Panther Auction is a big success*Officer goes beyond call at fire scene*Nation's revival will come through Christ*Medic crew earns heartfelt thanks*Won't patronize perceived gougers*

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MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

We're almost smack dab in the middle of November, and around our house we seem to comment frequently that the days are going by much too quickly. We're just getting used to the time change, and now Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

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Community Notebook

*Nichols to speak at museum program honoring veterans*Coat and blanket drive under way*Gentle house hosts 1940s holiday tea*Radio test prep sessions offered*Thanksgiving Day lunch is offered*Relay for Life teams already busy *Dallas youth dies in Washington state *Medicare information meeting is Friday*Daniels finishes AF basic training*Hunger Harvest brunch is Saturday, Nov. 17

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School district considers tax on development

DALLAS -- At its Nov. 26 meeting, the Dallas School Board will hear information regarding implementation of Senate Bill 1036 - the Construction Excise Tax - from David McKay of Willamette Education Service District.

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Mystery stop signs appear

INDEPENDENCE -- Community members and city officials were caught off guard a couple of weeks ago when a few oddly placed stop signs sprouted up at railroad crossings in south Independence.

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Art fair is Willamina at its finest

WILLAMINA -- Mid-Willamette Valley talent was on display in Willamina this past weekend when businesses cleared out corners and opened their doors to local artists.

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Business Notebook

*24-hour food? Muchas gracias!*Online travel business opens*World Gym has open house event*M-I Chamber receives honors

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Buena Vista exotica: a butterly's world

POLK COUNTY -- Set amidst the rolling farmland of the Buena Vista area, Robert and Betty Heriford's 2,400-square-foot greenhouse is a surreal sight - or more precisely, what's inside of it is.

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Wednesday, November 7

  

Golf

Cross Creek Men's Club results

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Puzzle this

Photo Puzzler, take two: Last month we got numerous answers from the readers, but they misunderstood our request that they reply at the end of the month after viewing all the puzzlers.

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Tuesday, November 6



Local lawyer charged with felony

DALLAS -- A Salem man who works as a public defender in Dallas was indicted on child pornography charges, according to Marion County Circuit Court officials.

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Ghosts invade Morrison School

DALLAS -- Dallas likes its Halloweens. So much, in fact, that the city had to re-think its annual downtown event, and it looks like it came up with a winning idea.

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Glacier expert: The big melt is on

MONMOUTH -- During a holiday outing to the Swiss Alps with her family in 1985, Hester Jiskoot, then 16, had her picture taken against the backdrop of the magnificent Glacier du Trient.

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WOU hosts International Week

MONMOUTH -- Western Oregon University will host its fifth annual International Education Week from Nov. 12 to 16. All events are free and open to the public.

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MI Town: Patty Taylor Dutcher

I said goodbye to an old friend yesterday - a beautiful Western Red Cedar tree that had lived in the front yard of the house across the street for many years.

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Chase on Highway 223 hits 100 mph

POLK COUNTY -- On Oct. 30, Polk County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a high-speed chase that at times topped 100 mph but ended without incident on the Benton County line.

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11/7 Letters to the editor

*Thanks go out to "angel among us"*LOC appreciates efforts of Berger*Air polluters ruin beautiful season *Tapawingo folks are awesome*Public invited to veterans breakfast

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11/7 Editorials

*Cancer research by OSU pair brings a reason to hope*Can we stomach a year of chameleon watching?

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Crash landing injures pilot

INDEPENDENCE -- A local man was seriously injured on Nov. 2 when he had to crash-land his aircraft near Independence State Airport.

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Pedee News: Nola Womer

The Pedee Women's Club Craft Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at 12491 Kings Valley Highway.

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Guest column: Cindy Birko

After six-plus decades of living on this planet and being raised to be a good Christian, going to church, being baptized, reading the Bible, and believing in Jesus, I came to contemplate the validity of it all and the true meaning of the messages handed down in all religious disciplines, not just my own.

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Community Notebook

*Rickreall prepares for 67th pageant*Haunted house scores big for food bank*County recuiting for search/rescue members*Dinner concert benefits Dallas Fire Department *Veterans invited to Faith Christian*Church's community dinner is Nov. 21*Windermere collects items for needy*Local bank branch collecting food*Benefit concert set at Dallas church*Special shows due at Pentacle Theater*Polk SWCD offers planning workshop*Annual clothing drive under way in Dallas*Garden club slates holiday greens sale *DHS students make lunch for homeless*Rose garden session offered to public *Carey advances in ROTC training *Pizza benefit night *Wreaths available *Library activities*Grand opening set*Daniels graduates

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